Spend time with the entire family at a themed fair or festival this month to start getting into the holiday spirit.

November 5

Beers on the Boards
Martell’s Tiki Bar, Point Pleasant
Choose from two sessions of this craft beer festival. All-you-can-eat buffet included. Live entertainment by Matt Baker during the day, and Pour Boys Trio at night.

Rahway Craft & Art Fair
Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway
Start your holiday shopping by browsing original handmade crafts and art made by 60 vendors. There will be quilts, stained glass, clothing, soy candles, organic body lotions and oils, greeting cards, handbags, jewelry and more items to choose from, including original art like paintings, drawings, cartoon character prints, etchings and linocuts.

Super Jersey Comic Expo
Bell Works, Holmdel
A small team of comic and pop culture enthusiasts put together this expo, which will have more than 100 tables of comics, artists, vendors selling collectibles, and more. Dress up in costume for professional cosplay photos. Plus, have a chance to meet some of your favorite comic book artists.


November 12

Winterfest by the Sea
Ocean City Civic Center, Ocean City
This holiday shopping extravaganza includes craft vendors, food vendors and a strolling Santa and the Grinch.

November 12 – 13

NJ VegFest 2022
Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus
This New Jersey Vegan Food Festival is a two-day celebration that features yummy vegan and plant-based meals from local chefs, as well as vegan products, plant-based fashion, live music and good times.

November 13

The Chocolate Expo
New Jersey Expo & Convention Center, Edison
Visit dozens of booths dedicated to chocolate tastings, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, craft sodas, wine, hard ciders, distilled spirits, coffees and tea. There will be plenty of entertainment and activities for chocolate lovers of all ages!

STAFF PHOTO / Festival of Trees at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton.

November 16 – January 8, 2023

Festival of Trees
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, mantles and porches artfully decorated for the holidays by local businesses, garden clubs and non-profit organizations. Bring the kids to see the beautiful displays – just make sure they don’t touch anything in the museum!

November 18 – 26

Festival of Trees
Avalon’s Shopping District, Avalon
While you are shopping in stores, you’ll see a variety of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths of varying themes for you to bid on! Or, you can simply enjoy their beauty.


November 19

Gratitude Fest
New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood Crest
Enjoy an outdoor festival featuring artists, creatives and vendors of all kinds.

Holiday Crafters & Artisan Fair
Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy
Browse through the works of an array of local artists and crafters while children enjoy hot chocolate and cookies get to meet Santa himself!

November 19 – December 24

Christmas Village
LOVE Park, Philadelphia, PA
More than 100 local and international vendors will turn the city into an authentic German Christmas market. Come hungry and enjoy lots of European foods and treats. Take a ride on the historic carousel or Ferris Wheel or Christmas Kids Train, and watch the Schuhplattler dancer perform. Don’t miss the festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent which features popular Christmas gifts from Germany.

November 20

Swedish Christmas Fair
The Commonwealth Club, Upper Montclair
This traditional fair will feature handcrafted Christmas decorations, home baked goods, a traditional food market, and a Lucia pageant at hosted by the NJ Chapter of Swedish Women’s Educational Association.

November 25 – 27

Winter Village
The Red Mill Museum, Clinton
The annual Festival of Trees is comprised of a decorated tree and wreath silent auction. Tour 12 historic buildings on the grounds of the museum while enjoying performances by Clinton’s Dickens Days theatrical carolers. There will also be an outdoor tented and heated winter craft market featuring over 50 local craft artisans, activities and food trucks each day. After visiting the German-style market, step back into the Victorian era in Downtown Clinton as you visit Father Christmas, role play with Charles Dickens and Scrooge, and board a horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the town during Dickens Days.

Christmas Block Party
Casale al Mare, Brigantine
After Thanksgiving, spend the weekend enjoying music, food, holiday shopping and family fun.

November 25 – December 18

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar
Convention Hall and the Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park
There are two parts to this festive holiday market. Every Sunday stop by the Asbury Hotel. The Grand Arcade of Convention Hall will be filled with holiday spirit on Black Friday (Nov. 25) plus every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 – Dec. 18.

November 26

Fall Festival/Craft Show
Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium, Spotswood
Kick off holiday season shopping at this fall festival and craft show.

November 26 – December 11

Long Branch Holiday Bazaar
Whitechapel Projects, Long Branch
The event on Saturdays and Sundays will feature music, food and libations, kids’ craft workshops, and a selfie station with the Grinch, Elf on a Shelf and Frosty the Snowman.

Don’t forget to check out our complete guide to New Jersey’s (and some of New York’s and Pennsylvania’s) upcoming festivals. And visit these great Christmas markets throughout the holiday season for all your gifting needs.

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